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    How to Write a Grant Proposal, Part One: Developing a Grant Proposal

    How to Write a Grant Proposal, Part One: Developing a Grant Proposal
    PART ONE: DEVELOPING A GRANT PROPOSAL Preparation A successful grant proposal is one that is well-prepared, thoughtfully planned, and concisely packaged. The potential applicant should become familiar with all of the pertinent program criteria related to the Catalog program from which assistance is sought. Refer to the information contact person listed in the Catalog program description before developing a proposal to ...
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    Motivating Without Money

    Motivating Without Money
    Keeping employees engaged is critical during an economic downturn. Here are some smart ways to do it. In the months after September 11, as business activity slowed to a crawl, Steve Kerr, then the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs (GS), launched a leadership seminar for senior managers that he nicknamed "Motivating Without Money." The daylong sessionsdiscussed how Goldman's managers could ...
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    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit

    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit
    The word “business” sometimes has a negative connotation in the world of social activism. However, business doesn’t have to be an ugly word – in fact, it’s a necessary part of any organization that relies on money to function, including nonprofits. Even though extra income does not come into play for nonprofits, expenses are still a factor in day-to-day operations and ...
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    Want to Help a Nonprofit? Plan a Fundraising Event

    Planning a fundraising event is a great skill to add to your nonprofit toolbox. Hosting a fundraiser isn’t rocket science. When you care enough about a cause to consider raising awareness or funds, you’re already halfway there. These are a few guidelines to help you put together a successful fundraiser with minimal fuss and hazard. Next Page: How To Steps→ ...
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another, how it's increased transparency in everything we do, and how it's even helped us find jobs. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, ...
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
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    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits

    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits
    Types of Assistance Currently, programs in the Catalog are being classified by GSA into 15 types of assistance. (Cooperative Agreements as a type of assistance is used for programs administered under that mechanism. However, the definition does not appear in this section.) Benefits and services of the programs are provided through seven financial types of assistance and eight nonfinancial types of ...
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    9 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Video

    In the age of YouTube, everyone knows there’s nothing like great video to grab someone’s attention. In the past two years, we’ve seen more and more for-profit and nonprofit organizations putting online video to work to reach out and engage their networks to build loyalty and motivate action. So I thought I should put together a list of key things ...
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    How to: Organize a 5K Charity Run

    When you organize a charity run or walk-a-thon, you accomplish so much for the health of the community. For starters, you get a large group of people exercising. Who knows, your event just might be the starting point for some lifelong couch potatoes to take better care of their health! You’d also bring much-needed awareness for a health charity or ...
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    10 Characteristics of Superior Leaders

    10 Characteristics of Superior Leaders
    Thousands of articles and books have been published describing what it takes to be a superior organizational leader. Some researchers and authors claim a superior leader possesses certain traits or abilities; others say it's all personality. Still others maintain it's the behaviors--not necessarily the intentions or thoughts--that are crucial. Whatever your viewpoint, it boils down to this: successful leaders share the ...
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    30 Twitter Tips for the NonProfit Worker

    30 Twitter Tips for the NonProfit Worker
    Twitter can be a great resource–if you know how to use it. Here are 30 tips for nonprofit people who want to learn how to use Twitter to network and share information: 1. Determine your purpose
 Before spending any amount of time on Twitter, you should decide what you want to get out of it. Do you want to meet people ...
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    Starting a Nonprofit Business

    Catherine Rohr was a 27-year-old UC Berkeley graduate with a thriving career in venture capital when, at a reception in 2004, she heard an ex-convict speak about the successful construction business he started after leaving prison. For Rohr, it was a life-changing moment. She realized former drug dealers and gang leaders had entrepreneurial skills: They knew how to manage people, make ...
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    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit

    You can't promise a return on investment, so what can you do to attract startup cash to your nonprofit? Fundraise. This article was excerpted from Nonprofits Made Easy. Buy it today from EntrepreneurPress.com. Cash, as they say, is king. Without it, you can't provide the programs and services that your nonprofit is designed to provide. Unlike a for-profit business, you can’t ...
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    Nonprofit Taxable Activities, Production Complementarities, and Joint Cost Allocations

    Nonprofit Taxable Activities, Production Complementarities, and Joint Cost Allocations
    INTRODUCTION Nonprofit organizations are becoming a large and important sector of society. In 1995, the revenues of nonprofits amounted to more than 12 percent of Gross Domestic Product (Meckstroth and Arnsberger, 1998). In exchange for supplying public goods, nonprofits generally operate free of income, sales, and property taxes. Tax-exempt sources of nonprofit revenues include donations and grants, passive income on investments, ...
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    Non-profit software package directory.

    Non-profit software package directory.
    Non-Profit Software Package Directory * A1-FUNDRAISER -- is a menu-driven, PC-based software package which automates the complete fund raising process. The modules include constituents, direct mail, cash gifts, pledges, memberships, alumni, major donor solicitation, foundations, grants, campaign management and the Q & A database and word processor. The "Intelligent Assistant" allows you to ask plain English questions of your data, e.g., ...
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    6 Tools for Managing Social Media

    6 Tools for Managing Social Media
    Time management is something most of us struggled with long before social media. As we become more involved in the world of social media and see the importance of building personal business relationships, managing your time both inside the social media space and outside as a business professional and human being becomes ever more important. 1. Tweetdeck This is my favorite ...
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    How to Keep Volunteers in the Fold

    How to Keep Volunteers in the Fold
    Where would your nonprofit be if its corps of dedicated volunteers up and quit tomorrow? "Out of business" is the only honest answer that thousands of American social-services agencies could give. That's why retention is key for volunteer managers -- the paid staffers supervising the efforts of unpaid folks who contribute their time and skills to a cause they deem worthy. ...
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    How to Overcome Idea-to-Idea Syndrome

    Most ideas never fully happen. It's a sad truth. There are probably more half-written novels in the world than there are novels, and the majority of new business ideas and solutions to society's gravest problems will never see the light of day. Yes, you may conceive something brilliant, great execution is rare: Without sound leadership, our natural creative tendencies become ...
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    How to Interview: Tips and Questions

    How to Interview: Tips and Questions
    These tips provide some basic guidelines on how to conduct a legal and successful candidate job interviews. Finding out if a candidate can do the job is easier to determine than whether he or she will do the job. The interview process has to determine both. Your interview objective is to find out about the candidate: “Can-Do” Skills: Verify their experience ...
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    Tips for Successful Event Planning

    Tips for Successful Event Planning
    Event planning can turn even the most capable person into a ball of nerves. But if you've been selected to plan your company's next holiday party, awards banquet or open house, relax. Our helpful tips can make the process go more smoothly and successfully. Initial Considerations First, consider how you want your event to look and feel. Think about: What kind ...
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